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26 May 2016

Nikon announced the Nikon D5, its new flagship dSLR, at CES in January. While we covered the announcement then, we've waited until the camera has begun shipping before presenting its highlights, specifications and affiliate links.

Nikon D5. New full-frame flagship dSLR.


Highlights of the FX-format Nikon D5 include:

  • 20.8-megapixelp CMOS sensor
  • 12 fps burst rate
  • New autofocus system with 153 af points, 99 cross-type
  • AF detection to -4 EV (center), -3 EV (all other focus points)
  • 3.2-inch, 2.36 million dot resolution touchscreen LCD monitor
  • 4K video capture at 30p
  • 180K pixel RGB sensor
  • Up to 200 12-bit lossless compressed Raw images in a single burst
  • ISO range 100-102,400 (native), up to 3,280,000 boosted
  • Double memory card slots
  • Two versions of camera available: QXD or CF memory card compatible

Back Panel. A familiar Nikon dSLR layout.


Sensor 20.8-megapixel FX format CMOS sensor
1.5x crop factor
Dust reduction system
Bit Depth 14-bit channels
Lens Mount Nikon F bayonet
AF-S or AF lenses fully compatible
Metering with AI lenses (exposure modes A and M only)
Storage CompactFlash only or XQD only media (two versions of the D5)
Two card slots
Viewfinder Eye-level Pentaprism Single-Lens Reflex Viewfinder
100 percent frame coverage
-3.0 to +1.0m doipter adjustment
Focusing Screen Type B BriteView Clear Matte Mark II with AF Area Brackets
Grid lines can be displayed
Monitor 3.2-inc diagonal
2,359,000 dots
TFT touch-sensitive LCD, 170-degree viewing angle
Shutter 1/8000 to 30 sec. in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV
Bulb, Time, X250
Flash Synch at 1/250s or slower
Frame Rate CH: Up to 10-12 frames per second
CL: Up to 10 fps
Quiet Mode: 12 fps (14 fps with mirror up)
ISO 100 to 102,400
Expanded ISO: Lo-1 (ISO 50) and Hi-1 (ISO 204,800) to Hi-5 (ISO 3,280,000)
Autofocus 25, 72 and 153 (3D-tracking) focus points
Live View Still and Movie modes
Face-priority, Wide-area, Normal-area and Subject-tracking AF
Contrast-detect AF anywhere in frame
Movie H.264/MPEG-4 Advanced Video Coding
4K UHD for 3 minutes at high quality only for 4K
Full HD for 10 minutes high quality, 20 minutes normal quality
Otherwise 20 minutes at high quality, 29:59 normal quality
Stereo microphone built-in, external jack
Connectivity Optional WiFi (WT-5A, WT-6A units)
Optional GPS (GP-1A unit)
Power EN-EL18a lithium-ion battery, 10.8 VDC, 2500 mAh
Optional MB-D17 multi-power battery pack
Dimensions 6.3 x 6.3 x 3.7 inches
Weight 3.1 lbs.


The Nikon D5 is shipping now for $6,496.95 body only in a CompactFlash or a QXD version.

Adorama has both the XQD or CompactFlash version. B&H also has both the XQD or CompactFlash version.

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